E-Newsletter
November 21, 2019
MAYOR'S MESSAGE
From Mayor Leonard Desiderio...

As is the case each year, Sea Isle City’s 2019 Veterans Day Ceremony took place on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, coinciding with the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1 in 1918. I am happy to report that this year’s ceremony was once again very well attended by veterans and spectators alike. We are fortunate to have a very active VFW and a large number of veterans who call Sea Isle City “home,” and I am very thankful for all they have done (and continue to do) for our nation and this community.

CITY COUNCIL'S MESSAGE
From The Members of City Council...

At the start of the November 12 City Council meeting, Business Administrator George Savastano updated Council on the pending Beach Replenishment Project that will add sand to Sea Isle City’s downtown beaches and also in the south-end of town. Mr. Savastano explained that The Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company is expected to mobilize in Sea Isle City in mid-April and complete dredging operations by mid-June.

PROJECT UPDATES
Kayak Launch & Fishing Pier
Promenade Lighting
Storm Water Pump Station
Roadway Reconstruction
Milling and Paving
Utility Reconstruction
Tree Planting Project


PUBLIC MEETING
Floodplain Committee Meeting December 10

Sea Isle City’s Floodplain Management Committee will host a Public Meeting on Tuesday, December 10, at 9:00 a.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard. Residents and property owners are encouraged to attend the meeting in order to share suggestions and learn more about Floodplain Management. The goal of the Floodplain Management Committee is to maintain consistency with FEMA requirements, which will hopefully result in greater flood insurance discounts for local property owners. For additional information about the Floodplain Management Committee or the Public Meeting on December 10, please phone Neil Byrne at 609-263-4461, ext. 1301.
 
HOLIDAY BEACH TAGS
2020 Holiday Beach Tags and
Beach Tag Gift Certificates On Sale Now

Limited Edition 2020 Holiday Beach Tags are on sale now at the pre-season rate of $20 each. Holiday Beach Tags serve as beach passes for the entire 2020 summer season – and they make great gifts!
 
You can purchase Holiday Beach Tags at the Welcome Center Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Holiday Beach Tags are also available at the Tax Office on the second floor of City Hall Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except holidays).
 
Holiday Beach Tags are also on sale at the Beach Tag Vending Machine, which is located in the lobby of City Hall and is accessible 24-hours a day / 7-days a week. The Beach Tag Vending Machine accepts cash only (ones, fives, tens and twenties) - please use exact change.
 
CLICK HERE to learn more about Holiday Beach Tags and Beach Tag Gift Certificates or phone 609-263-4461, extension 1215.

GIRLS WEEKEND
Discounts on Merchandise, Food & Drink Specials, Salon Deals, and Other Offers

The Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host their annual Autumn Girls Weekend from Friday, November 22, through Sunday, November 24, featuring discounts and great offers at nearly 40 participating businesses throughout Sea Isle City For more information or a list of Girls Weekend specials, please phone 609-263-9090 or visit www.seaislechamber.com .


THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Kick-Off the Holidays in Sea Isle City

Holiday Parade: The Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization will host a Holiday Parade along JFK Boulevard (Central Avenue to Excursion Park) on Friday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m., featuring decorated fire engines, Santa Claus and other festive participants ( www.seaislechamber.com or 609-263-9090).

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony:  Mayor Desiderio’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at Excursion Park on Friday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m. (immediately following the Holiday Parade). This event features a free photo station with famous characters, a Sing-Along with Santa and his Elves, hot cocoa and cookies (courtesy of the Sea Isle City Taxpayers Association), a snack concession booth manned by Boy Scout Troop 76, and the illumination of Sea Isle City’s Municipal Christmas Tree. There will also be a drop-box for the Mayor's Holiday Toy & Food Drive ( www.VISITSICNJ.com or 609-263-4461, ext. 1245).

Holiday Extravaganza: The Chamber of Commerce will host their Holiday Extravaganza on Saturday, November 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Excursion Park, featuring complimentary refreshments, moon bounces, craft stations, photo-ops with famous characters, a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus, and other family-fun. Don’t miss the free “Santa Yoga Stretch” at 10:30 a.m., a live Holiday Performance at 12 noon, and Boy Scout Troop 76’s Snack Booth ( www.seaislechamber.com or 609-263-9090). CLICK HERE for an Event Flyer

Holiday Dash Fundraiser:  The Cape May County Association of Chiefs of Police will host their annual Holiday Dash 1-Mile Run / Walk on Saturday, November 30 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at KIX-McNutley’s on 63rd Street. Proceeds benefit Mayor Desiderio’s 2019 Holiday Toy and Food Drive ( www.kixmcnutleys.com or 609-263-6341).

HOLIDAY TOY & FOOD DRIVE
Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Mayor Desiderio’s 27th Annual Holiday Toy and Food Drive will begin Thanksgiving Weekend. Donations of toys, non-perishable food items and gift cards for families in need will be collected at the following locations until December 16: City Hall, 233 JFK Boulevard; The Sea Isle City Welcome Center, 300 JFK Boulevard; First Bank of Sea Isle City, 4301 Landis Avenue; Rick’s Breakfast House & Donuts, 6114 Landis Avenue; Mrs. Brizzle’s Buns & Deli, 4411 Landis Avenue; and Kix-McNutley’s Package Goods on 63 rd Street. Monetary donations are also welcomed (please make checks payable to “Mayor’s Toy and Food Drive”). Gifts for older children will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please phone 609-263-4461, ext. 1245 or email mayorlen@seaislecitynj.us .

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Don't Miss These Upcoming Events

Holiday Open House : Sea Isle City Historical Museum, Saturday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - all are welcome to attend ( www.seaislemuseum.com or 609-263-2992).
 
Holiday Stroll: Saturday, December 7, featuring sales and special offers at participating businesses -- and appearances by Santa Claus ( www.seaislechamber.com or 609-263-9090).
 
Holiday Wine Sampling Fundraiser : Saturday, December 7, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Kix-McNutley’s on 63 rd Street, benefiting the Saint Joseph Catholic Daughters ( www.kixmcnutleys.com or 609-263-6341).
 
Santa’s Calling Program: Santa Claus will personally phone children on Wednesday evening, December 11. For more details, phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050. 
 
House Lighting Contest: Homes and business are welcome to enter. Prizes given to first, second and third place winners. Judging takes place on December 12. For more details, phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050.
 
Brunch With Santa: VFW Post 1963 will host a Brunch With Santa for children (up to age 10) on Sunday, December 15, at 11:30 a.m. Registration is required by December 9. Phone the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050 for details.

POINSETTIA SALE
Fundraiser Offers Beautiful Poinsettias, Wreaths, and Other Holiday Trim

Don’t miss the Sea Isle City Italian American Club’s annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser, which includes a variety of poinsettias in several sizes, as well as wreaths, door swags and grave blankets. Orders must be submitted to the I.A.C. by December 1; the pick-up date is December 7. For more information, please email groovygirlz4209@gmail.com .


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TRASH & RECYCLING
Sea Isle City is a Recycling Community

CLICK HERE for the Public Works Home Page, where you'll find links to Trash & Recycling Collection Schedules, the Water & Sewer Department, the County M.U.A. and other useful information.

Remember: Recycling is not just a good idea...It's the Law in Sea Isle City!   


CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
There Are Many Ways to Stay Active

Sea Isle City is home to many clubs, civic organizations, boards and commissions. Click the links below for more information about these groups...



DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?
Would You Like to Speak With a City Official?

If you have questions or concerns, there is no need to wait for an upcoming City Council meeting to express your thoughts. You can contact the head of any City Department to obtain the answers you need. For a complete list of contact information, visit our Municipal Website, www.seaislecitynj.us , or phone City Hall at 609-263-4461.

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